This practical book looks at the experiences of children in need who live in state care and the social worker's role in working with them. This is a popular guide to this complex and demanding area of practice. There are chapters on communication and children's rights, life story work, attachment and culture, ethnicity and faith. Throughout the book there are sections on supporting legislation and policy for children in residential care, foster care, adoption and leaving care. Key features include:  • Practical links between theory and practice  • Includes law and policy relevant to looked-after children  • Information on understanding statistics  • Contains lots of practical activities

Adoption and Permanence

Adoption and Permanence

Achieving a Social Work Degree

This chapter will help you develop the following capabilities from the Professional Capabilities Framework (2018):

  • Knowledge
  • Skills and intervention

See Appendix 1 for the Professional Capabilities Framework Fan and a description of the nine domains.

It will also introduce you to the following standards as set out in the Social Work Subject Benchmark Statement (2016):

  • Social work theory
  • The nature of social work practice
  • The leadership, organisation and delivery of social work services
  • Analysis and synthesis (problem-solving skills)
  • Intervention and evaluation (problem-solving skills)

See Appendix 2 for a detailed description of these standards.

In addition, this chapter will help you develop your understanding of the following Knowledge and Skills Statements (2014):

  • Child development
  • Effective direct work with children ...
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